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Uber Announces Premium Pay For Drivers Of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Uber announced a new push to clean up its driver-owned fleets on Tuesday which offers some drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles extra pay per trip. The move comes as the popular ride-sharing company looks for ways to cut fleet emissions on a fleet it doesn't own


San Francisco Moving To All-Electric Bus Fleet By 2035

May 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

San Francisco will begin testing electric buses beginning in 2019 to see if they can withstand the rigorous conditions and heavy usage that are typical in the city. It plans to buy only electric buses by 2025 and to replace all its diesel and hybrid buses by 2035.


Solar Power Works In Many Places You Might Not Expect

March 23rd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar power is often seen as a form of electricity that only works in sunny, hot areas, but this view is not accurate at all. While it’s easy to understand why some of us hold such a belief, some solar critics rely on this bit of misinformation to try to dismiss solar power as something marginal


Electrify Everything & Save The Planet!

February 18th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Have you ever wondered why so many of the items we use on a daily basis are switching away from fossil fuel power to electricity? What can you do to make a difference in our planet’s health through the electrification of nearly everything in your life? Here are just a few options available to you


Solar Panels Do Work On Cloudy Days

February 8th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar panels do produce electricity in cloudy weather. They don't produce as much electricity as they do on sunny days, but they have been shown to produce 25% of what they produce on a sunny day, or 10% when it's very cloudy. 


Global Warming Is Going To Demolish Economies & Societies

January 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We had an article last week about the threat to the Florida real estate market that is coming our way from continued heating of the globe, rising sea levels, increased flooding, and stronger storms slamming the coast. Some comments under the article highlighted that such threats persist along vast US coastlines as well as coastlines across the world — it's not just Florida. The fact of the matter is, humans have long settled close to seas, rivers, oceans, gulfs, and bays — and many of the world's most populated and economically vital cities and regions will be physically harmed to one degree or another by the effects of climate change. One commenter highlighted this threat for a rather rich country he's a resident of, but noted, "I think we will cope but it will sure as hell be costly."


GM (Cruise) Self-Driving Vehicle Test Drive In San Francisco Illustrates Differences Between Tech & Human Drivers Well

December 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Last week, we published an article recounting a journalist's demo drive of GM's (Cruise Automation's) self-driving vehicle tech. The drive was conducted in San Francisco and the most humorous bit seemed to be that a double-parked taco truck managed to stump the unit — for a minute or so, after which the backup driver took over instead of waiting around for a move from the self-driving tech


Join The Local Clean Energy Alliance’s Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering

October 5th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The Local Clean Energy Alliance is the California's Bay Area's membership-based organization working at the local, state, and national level to promote a clean energy future through the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources. The organization is putting on an event next month you won't want to miss — the Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering


LED Lights, All-Electric School Buses, Hydroponic Gardens … (Cleantech in Action Series)

September 30th, 2017 | by Lisa Ann Pinkerton

We’ve partnered with Technica Communications* for a monthly roundup of some of the coolest cleantech press releases in a series we are calling Cleantech in Action. Some of the highlights this month include new lights for AT&T park in San Francisco, all-electric busses for a California school district, hyper-local veggies for an Iowa grocery store, Amazon's newest solar roof,  and a 1.8 MW solar ground mount built to power a museum in Massachusetts


Maven Gig Launches In San Francisco

June 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Maven Gig carsharing service, aimed at those working in the freelance "gig" economy as delivery drivers or on-demand taxi service drivers, has now launched in San Francisco, California



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